Are you a "Yeah, But..." Educator? Take this short quiz to find out.
- Have you been in the field for five or more years?
- Do you attend at least three meetings a week - TBT, BLT, OTES, IEP, EOC, OIP, DLT, AYP, ELL, RTI?
- Have you read at least two required professional books in the past three years and found best practices you wanted to try, but never found the time?
- Have you been so busy you can't remember the last time you went to the bathroom?
Did you hear a speaker within the last year who shared inspiring stories of greatness in the classroom? And did you return to your classroom, determined to try their tips, but saw the pile of papers to grade, IEPs to finish, discipline referrals to sign, or list of parents to call and felt overwhelmed?
If you answered "yes" to three or more of these questions, you are at risk of becoming a “Yeah, But…” Educator, or YBE. Admitting that you might be a YBE is the first step to recovery.